Analysis on the herbal combinations in Korean medicine for atopic dermatitis

아토피 치료 처방의 본초 활용 분석

Kim, An-Na;Kim, Sang-Kyun;Seo, Jin-Soon;Kim, Sang-Hyun;Kim, Young-Eun;Jang, Hyun-Chul

  • Received : 2016.04.08
  • Accepted : 2016.05.06
  • Published : 2016.05.25


Objective : The aim of this study was to search and analyze the herbal combinations in formulas used to treat atopic dermatitis in Korean medicine. Methods : Articles on the atopy were searched for from among those registered on the OASIS up to December, 2015. After the articles were reviewed, information on both internal and external formulas for atopy was constructed. Then, the herbal combination in the formulas was analyzed by using frequency distribution, network analysis, and data mining. Results : The combination of 'Saposhnikovia Radix - Schizonepetae Spica' and 'Scutellariae Radix - Phellodendri Cortex ' was mostly used in both internal and external formulas to treat atopy in articles. By using the network analysis and data mining, twelve combinations including ' (Saposhnikovia Radix, Ponciri Fructus Pericarpium) - (Platycodi Radix, Schizonepetae Spica) ' were discovered. Five effective combinations were also searched for external formulas.Conclusions : This study could help researchers to analyze the formulas in various ways. Moreover, the herbal combination in atopy formulas could be used to search for atopy formulas in other databases or make a new prescription.


atopic dermatitis;Traditional Korean medical prescription;network analysis;association analysis


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